Dr. Zhixin (Richard) Kang is an associate professor of Quantitative Methods at the Department of Economics and Decision Sciences - School of Business - University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Field: Business Statistics; second field: Finance) from the University of Illinois at Chicago, MBA and MSFE (Master of Science in Financial Engineering) from Kent State University, and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University. He teaches Business Statistics I & II, Spreadsheet and Database Management, Quantitative Methods, Data Analytics for Business, and Time Series Analysis classes at UNC Pembroke. His research is in applied statistics, financial economics, time series modeling and forecasting, and real estate finance and economics. His research has been published in Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Statistics and Its Interface, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Journal of Transnational Management, Applied Financial Economics, International Journal of Supply Chain and Inventory Management, International Journal of Electronic Finance, Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, and etc. He has presented his papers in many regional and national conferences, and has served as reviewers, session chairs, and discussants in these conferences. In addition, he regularly reviews papers for peer-reviewed academic journals in his fields.